National UFO Reporting Center recordings, 1974 to 1989
, Travis Walton
, alien abduction
, Wendy Connors
, Faded Discs
, Air Force
, National UFO Reporting Center
In 1974, Robert Gribble started the National UFO Reporing Center (NUFORC) near Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. The NUFORC's 24 hour hotline number was distributed to police, airports and military bases, with a request to refer claimed UFO witnesses to the NUFORC.
Gribble or his associates took hundreds of telephone calls from people who claimed to have seen UFOs. The NUFORC still operates as of March, 2009, now with Peter Davenport as director.
Witnesses range from ordinary citizens to pilots, military personnel, Federal Aviation Administration employees, police and scientists. The UFO cases range from lights in the skies to close-up encounters with flying saucers, cylindrical objects and other aircraft. Other calls include claimed encounters with animal mutilation, large Bigfoot-type beings, amnesia and possible alien abduction cases, or sightings of humanoid UFO occupants. A few calls show how meteors entering the Earth's atmosphere can be mistaken for something more exotic. Reports come from all 50 states, but lean towards the western half of America. Names and other identifying information are redacted, except in cases where claimed UFO witnesses went public with their stories, such as the Travis Walton abduction of 1975.
These zipped files contain over 250 recordings, sorted by year or subject. Files range from a few minutes long to roughly one hour. Audio quality is mostly fair to good, but some recordings are distorted with static, tape flutter or poor telephone connections. The text files summarize each call, including location, date and a brief description of the conversation and claimed UFO encounter.
These recordings were compiled and edited by Wendy Connors, who operated the now-defunct Faded Discs website. The NUFORC directory These recordings are in the public domain, and can be redistributed non-commercially, or reappropriated for other uses.
August 27, 2011
Companion to actual recordings
(Actual recordings of calls to NUFORC 1974 to 1977 are here at Internet Archive:
Here are my comments copied from the above archive.org page)
These recordings are an incredible diary of the UFO phenomena in the USA in the mid 70s. No one can listen to these recordings and deny that SOMETHING wasn't happening! Mr Bob Gribble got the phone number of the NUFORC to most of the law enforcement agencies, civilian and military airports, and federal authorities in USA, which in and of itself, must have one incredible undertaking! All of these agencies referred people reporting unidentified aerial phenomena to NUFORC. The close cooperation of civilian air authorities, military authorities, local and state law enforcement and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), demonstrates that these agencies WERE NOT in denial of the fact that some unknown activities were going on in the skies over the United States! These recordings are an incredible diary of the UFO phenomena in the USA. These recordings document the sightings and no one with an unbiased attitude, can listen to the recordings and claim that nothing out of the realm of normality was taking place.
The Travis Walton incident, possibly the most famous of all cases and the basis for several movies, is documented here with day by day reports from Travis' family during the five days of his disappearance and his later reappearance.
MANY reports from COMMERCIAL PILOTS, military pilots, and civilian pilots. MANY reports from LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, military officers and noncoms. One of the most interesting calls, was one recorded from a report from a CIA PILOT, who had an encounter returning to the US, from a secret mission in Asia, in an undisclosed top secret jet (SR-71 BlackBird) over the Pacific. These reports put to an end, the claim that no reliable witnesses ever see UFOs!